Being rewarded is a powerful extrinsic motivator. One of the best rewards is recognition for a job well done. Providing these opportunities for rewarding students throughout your course can keep students motivated and create a map of what they can learn.
Giving recognition for student achievements is also becoming the new standard for verifying learning. You can use certificates and open badges to round out a grade. You can provide details and examples of exactly what students achieved in your course.
These certificates and open badges go with students, helping them to communicate an identity and reputation of someone who is accomplished in their fields of choice. They can help open job and education opportunities, as well as unlock new privileges.
What Is a Badge?
Note that your students won’t be able to export their badges out of Blackboard. If this is something you’d like to set up, get in touch